Jacamar Frentiazuloso/Bluish-fronted Jacamar/Galbula cyanescensEsp/Eng

https://birdscolombia.com/2022/03/08/jacamar-frentiazuloso-bluish-fronted-jacamar-galbula-cyanescens/

leer en español abajo.. read in English below

\Nombre en español: Jacamar Frentiazuloso

Nombre en inglés: Bluish-fronted Jacamar

Nombre científico: Galbula cyanescens

Familia: Galbulidae

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Foto: Steve Sanchez

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English

​Bluish-fronted jacamar

The bluish-fronted jacamar (Galbula cyanescens) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.

Foto: Joao Quental

Taxonomy and systematics

The bluish-fronted jacamar is monotypic. It and the rufous-tailed (Galbula ruficauda), white-chinned (G. tombacea), coppery-chested (G. pastazae), and green-tailed jacamars (G. glabula) are considered to form a superspecies.

Description

The bluish-fronted jacamar is 20 to 23 cm (7.9 to 9.1 in) long and weighs 22 to 26 g (0.78 to 0.92 oz). The male’s crown, including the forehead («front») is metallic green to bluish and the upper parts are metallic green with a bluish gloss. The chin and upper throat are blackish, the lower throat and chest green, and the rest of the underparts rufous. The female differs only in that the lower breast and belly are ochraceous.

Distribution and habitat

The bluish-fronted jacamar is found east of the Andes and south of the Amazon River, in eastern Peru, in western Brazil as far east as the Madeira River, and south into Bolivia’s La Paz Department. It inhabits humid primary forest, gallery forest, and secondary forest up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) elevation. It is typically found in mid-stage succession vegetation along the forest edges and especially along watercourses and lakesides.

Foto: Francisco Piedrahita

Behavior

Feeding

The bluish-fronted jacamar’s diet has not been described in detail but is believed to be many kinds of flying insects. It perches on exposed branches or in scrub and sallies from there to capture its prey. It sometimes joins mixed-species foraging flocks.

Breeding

The bluish-fronted jacamar’s breeding phenology has not been documented.

Foto: Antonio Upegui

Vocalization

The bluish-fronted jacamar’s song is rendered as «kip kip-kip-kipkikikrkrkrrr-kree-kree-kree-kip-kip-kikikrrrrreeuw».

Status

The IUCN has assessed the bluish-fronted jacamar as being of Least Concern. It appears to be common throughout its range and occurs in several protected areas.

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto

Foto: Steve Sanchez

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español

Descripción

El jacamará coroniazul mide entre de 20-23 cm de longitud.​ Su pico es largo, recto y puntiagudo y de color negro. La mayor parte de su cuerpo es de color verde brillante, con iridiscencias azules en la frente y el píleo. Su vientre y parte inferior de su larga cola son de color rojizo, menos intenso en las hembras. Es muy parecido al jacamará barbiblanco y además algunos individuos de las poblaciones del sur tienen la barbilla blanca, pero se diferencian por no tener la parte superior de la cabeza de color oscuro.​

Distribución y hábitat

Se encuentra en Bolivia, Brasil y Perú. Sus hábitats naturales son las riberas de los ríos y los claros de la selva húmeda tropical de regiones bajas, hasta los 1400 metros de altitud.

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto

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